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Art 305: Art & Mass culture

Finding reliable images

Just like with articles and texts, when looking for images or artworks, it is important to verify the trustworthiness and evaluate the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the source. 

The following is a selection of reliable databases and collections to consult when conducting image research. 


The College Art Association publishes a comprehensive guide to understanding Fair Use for the visual arts.  You can also consult the Library's research guide on Copyright for more general information.

Museum collections

Many museums have digitized and made their collections available online.  Here is a list of select local, national and international digitized museum collections.

Local Collections
National and International Collections

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